Black History Month Events
Clark County Government - Clark County Television (CCTV)
Continuing where “Invisible Las Vegas Part I” left off, local filmmaker Stan Armstrong brings the story of historic West Las Vegas up to date with “Invisible Las Vegas Part II,” airing during Black History Month on CCTV4.
This second installment showcases the challenges and issues facing West Las Vegas today, and how this relates to the larger African-American community, once concentrated in the neighborhoods north of downtown but now dispersed throughout Southern Nevada. Part II also looks at how historic West Las Vegas has become more multicultural due to the influx of Hispanic residents.
Las Vegas-Clark County Library District
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District has planned a variety of readings, concerts, plays and discussions to fill the month of February with culture that embodies all of the great contributions made to America by African Americans. All library district events are free and open to the public.
Black History Month activities kick off Friday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. with Now and Then: Performative Harlem Renaissance Staged Readings. The program will take place again on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951. W. Lake Mead Blvd.
The celebration will continue with a discussion centered around pride. The Las Vegas African American Collaborative Project Community Town Hall Meeting will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951. W. Lake Mead Blvd.
The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater will deliver The Best of LVCDT Performance on Friday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 9, at 1 p.m. Additionally, the dance theater will offer a LVCDT Master Class featuring the Horton Technique for aspiring dancers ages 10 to 25 Sunday, Feb. 10, at noon at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951. W. Lake Mead Blvd.
A Gospel Brunch is sure to stir the soul and nourish the body on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 11 a.m. at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951. W. Lake Mead Blvd. Reservations required by Feb. 5 to (702) 229-6374. This event is co-sponsored by the city of Las Vegas.
The 11th Annual African American Youth Leadership Conference hosted by Commissioner Lawrence Weekly will take place Friday, Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, contact ccdistd@ClarkCountyNV.gov.
The Stage to Screen Series Blacks in Hollywood and Film Weekend returns this year with events spanning two weekends in Feb - Feb. 16 and 17 and also Sunday, Feb. 24. These special events are partially sponsored by the Las Vegas Chapter of the Links, Inc. Special guest presenters include actor Phillip Morris who is the son of late actor Greg Morris who you may remember from the television series "I Spy." Merald "Bubba" Knight of renowned Gladys Knight and the Pipps will also bring his expertise as a singer, songwriter, producer and actor to the conversation.
The West Prep 6th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Oratorical Competition and Art Festival takes place Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. The competition is partially sponsored by the Clark County School District.
Why Do We Sing? The Evolution of African American Music takes stage Saturday, Feb. 23, at 3 p.m. Attendees can expect to hear why we express ourselves through dance, script, songs and drama.
All events are scheduled at the West Las Vegas Library Theatre. For more information call (702) 507-3989.